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Encyclopedia > Jim O'Brien (basketball)

Jim O'Brien (born February 11, 1952 in Philadelphia, PA) is best known as a professional basketball coach. He was most recently the Head Coach of the Philadelphia 76ers, where he served in that role for the 2004-2005 season before being fired despite the fact they made the playoffs after a year absence. February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article refers to the largest city of Pennsylvania. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Before that he was the Head Coach of the Boston Celtics from 2001-2004, replacing Rick Pitino. Coaching the 76ers was something of a homecoming for O'Brien, who is a Philadelphia native and attended Roman Catholic High School in his youth. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2003-04 NBA season is the 58th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Rick Pitino (born September 18, 1952 in New York City) is the head basketball coach at the University of Louisville. ... Roman Catholic High School is an all-boys high school located at the intersection of Broad and Vine Streets in Center City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Roman, as it is called, was founded in 1890, by Thomas E. Cahill, who wanted to create a school that offered a free Catholic education. ...


He was also head coach at Wheeling Jesuit University from 1982-87 and the University of Dayton from 1989-1994, leading the Dayton Flyers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in his first season. Wheeling Jesuit University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... An early hand-drawn flyer advertising a Goa trance party from Israel. ... NCAA Mens Basketball Division I Championship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...


He is the son-in-law of Hall of Fame coach Dr. Jack Ramsay, and was coached at Saint Joseph's by another former NBA coach, Jack McKinney. Dr. John T. Ramsay (born February 21, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former professional basketball coach in the National Basketball Association. ... Jack McKinney is a former college and professional basketball coach. ...


External links

  • DatabaseBasketball.com: Jim O'Brien
Preceded by
Don Donoher
Dayton Flyers
Head Coach

1989–1994
Succeeded by
Oliver Purnell
Preceded by
Rick Pitino
Boston Celtics
Head Coach

2001–2004
Succeeded by
John Carroll
Preceded by
Chris Ford
Philadelphia 76ers
Head Coach

2004–2005
Succeeded by
Maurice Cheeks

 
 

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